Langley School


Name Langley School
Website http://www.langley.bham.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Address Trinity Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 6TJ
Phone Number 01216752929
Type Special
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 107 (79.4% boys 20.6% girls)
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 40.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 21.5%
Persistent Absence 22.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since the previous inspection, leaders have worked hard to address the priorities identified for improvement. All aspects of the school are now good and improving.

Safeguarding is central to what the school does. The school is a calm and welcoming place that supports pupils to be enthusiastic learners. The teaching of reading, writing and mathematics is good.

Pupils are proud of their work and enjoy talking about what they are learning. Until recently, performance management has not been used as effectively as it should be to support teachers to develop their skills. Pupils have access to a wide range of opportunities that support their d...evelopment, including forest school, rock climbing and horse riding.

From the moment they enter the school, pupils are well supported through a range of interventions to meet their individual special needs. The most able pupils are starting to make increased levels of progress, particularly in mathematics and writing. Systems to support parents and carers are strong and developing, particularly for those whose child is preparing for the next steps in education or those whose child's attendance is not high enough.

Staff are skilled at building excellent relationships with pupils and getting to know their needs. They manage challenging behaviour effectively and teach pupils ways to manage their emotions and behaviour well. Inconsistency in the use of assessment means that some pupils are not always provided with activities that are appropriately matched to their ability.

A minority of staff remain unclear about changes to the vision of the school and how this is likely to affect their roles in the future. As a result, they are not as fully supportive of the changes as they might be.

Information about this school

Langley is a school that caters for pupils who have a wide range of disabilities and needs.

The main groups of pupils are those with moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and autism spectrum disorders. However, and more recently, a greater number have a range of special needs, such as speech and language difficulties, and sensory and social, emotional and mental health needs. Many of the pupils do not live in the immediate locality of the school and a large number of pupils are transported to and from school by minibuses.

Approximately 45% of pupils are disadvantaged pupils. The school has a number of children looked after on roll. Almost three quarters of pupils are boys.

Pupils enter the school at different points during the primary age range, sometimes as late as upper key stage 2. The school shares a building with a mainstream school, Coppice School. In September 2012, it became federated with Beaufort School, another special school for primary-aged pupils.

The two schools share a governing body. More recently, Langley School has become an active member of the Learning Trust for Excellence, which is a partnership of mainstream primary and secondary schools, higher education providers and special schools. The executive headteacher took up her post in September 2018.